Showing posts with label stuffed red peppers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stuffed red peppers. Show all posts

03 March 2014

Seven (Edible) Reasons to Dream of Summer Farm Markets

Northern Wisconsin's abbreviated growing season makes it hard to eat fresh and local year-round, although we are faring much better this year, thanks to hoop houses that many area growers have installed on their farms. We have two winter farm markets.

I dream of summer markets, though, especially with the Daylight Savings Time and the spring equinox only days away.

Here's what I'm thinking about as I dream:

Big Juicy Tomatoes
Favorite Way to Eat: Sliced, on a breakfast tartine, with cheese, avocado or cucumber.

15 September 2012

Size Matters

My community has three different farm markets and I love them all.

The vendors are friendly and welcoming. They often set aside produce they know I will like: Potatoes that look like people and carrots in provocative positions.

The growers from Immerfrost Farm saved this monster red pepper for me. To show you how big it is, I photographed it with two smaller pepper. It's about twice the size of a red pepper you might find at the supermarket. You can actually see this pepper's skin strain.

Oh, baby. If you've been following this blog for very long, you know red peppers are probably my favorite vegetable. I believe they enhance just about everything short of apple pie.

This specimen is huge. I'm probably going to stuff it, because to cut it into stripes or squares would be a culinary travesty.

Size matters, honey. And this pepper had the audacity to grow to near-behemoth proportions. He's the size of a small squash. He deserves the best.

I'm pondering a strategy for giving this pepper  an appropriately fancy demise. As always, your suggestions are welcome.